Orford benefit cheat ordered to pay back £18,00

Warrington Guardian: Benefit cheat ordered to pay back £18,000 Benefit cheat ordered to pay back £18,000

A BENEFIT cheat who took £18,861 through fraudulent claims has been ordered to pay back the money.


Gayle Riley, aged 39, of Cotswold Road, Orford, appeared at Halton Magistrates Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to three counts of benefit fraud.


Riley claimed £8,629 housing benefit and £1,816 council tax benefit and £8,416 income support falsely from the Department for Work and Pensions.
 

Riley was claiming the money as a single parent and failed to declare that her partner had moved into the property.


Riley was handed a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for two years, ordered to pay costs of £580 and pay back the £18,861.


Adrian Webster, Warrington Borough Council's benefits manager said: "All benefit theft is crime. There are no exceptions and that is why the council is determined to bring fraudsters to justice.”


Anyone who suspects someone is fraudulently claiming benefits can call the council’s confidential benefit fraud hotline on 442282/442283 or e-mail fraudteam@warrington.gov.uk.
 

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1:48pm Tue 4 Mar 14

MAD 4 IT says...

how she going to pay the council back? with MONOPOLY MONEY ? !!
how she going to pay the council back? with MONOPOLY MONEY ? !! MAD 4 IT
  • Score: -6

2:13pm Tue 4 Mar 14

fedster says...

no x amount of any benefits due will be deducted.

what gets me is the amount of people on welfare using ebay facebook (buy it sell it sites)

to rent out luxury caravans on big parks in uk.

how the hell can someone on benefits afford a 30 k caravan and put it on a site that cost from 1200 to 3000 a year.

its these tiny amount of people that screw it up for those who truly need the benefits at time to time.
no x amount of any benefits due will be deducted. what gets me is the amount of people on welfare using ebay facebook (buy it sell it sites) to rent out luxury caravans on big parks in uk. how the hell can someone on benefits afford a 30 k caravan and put it on a site that cost from 1200 to 3000 a year. its these tiny amount of people that screw it up for those who truly need the benefits at time to time. fedster
  • Score: 10

6:34pm Tue 4 Mar 14

local man says...

fedster wrote:
no x amount of any benefits due will be deducted.

what gets me is the amount of people on welfare using ebay facebook (buy it sell it sites)

to rent out luxury caravans on big parks in uk.

how the hell can someone on benefits afford a 30 k caravan and put it on a site that cost from 1200 to 3000 a year.

its these tiny amount of people that screw it up for those who truly need the benefits at time to time.
How do you know the owners are all on benefits ?

If they are then either we are paying them WHHEEEYYYY too much or they are on the fiddle. Its the basket of all the different benefits that get me, just because someone qualifies for one thing suddenly they are getting council tax benefit, free school meals, housing benefit etc !
[quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: no x amount of any benefits due will be deducted. what gets me is the amount of people on welfare using ebay facebook (buy it sell it sites) to rent out luxury caravans on big parks in uk. how the hell can someone on benefits afford a 30 k caravan and put it on a site that cost from 1200 to 3000 a year. its these tiny amount of people that screw it up for those who truly need the benefits at time to time.[/p][/quote]How do you know the owners are all on benefits ? If they are then either we are paying them WHHEEEYYYY too much or they are on the fiddle. Its the basket of all the different benefits that get me, just because someone qualifies for one thing suddenly they are getting council tax benefit, free school meals, housing benefit etc ! local man
  • Score: 6

10:02pm Tue 4 Mar 14

fedster says...

known some of them through friends of friends its amazing how blatant people are on social media.
thats the thing some people know exactly what they can squeeze out. look at universal credit one of the test areas found 12 properties with an average of 4.8 people claiming for the same place.
Instead of cutting the fraud unit double it and save pennies and scrap the universal pay.

Its ironic how people can use human rights and privacy rules to get out of fraud cases as well.
known some of them through friends of friends its amazing how blatant people are on social media. thats the thing some people know exactly what they can squeeze out. look at universal credit one of the test areas found 12 properties with an average of 4.8 people claiming for the same place. Instead of cutting the fraud unit double it and save pennies and scrap the universal pay. Its ironic how people can use human rights and privacy rules to get out of fraud cases as well. fedster
  • Score: 1

7:15am Wed 5 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

fedster wrote:
known some of them through friends of friends its amazing how blatant people are on social media.
thats the thing some people know exactly what they can squeeze out. look at universal credit one of the test areas found 12 properties with an average of 4.8 people claiming for the same place.
Instead of cutting the fraud unit double it and save pennies and scrap the universal pay.

Its ironic how people can use human rights and privacy rules to get out of fraud cases as well.
From one bit of Daily Mail reading, not bases on fact, nonsense to another - you really are on a roll.

Pray tell how many of these cases happen?

..and not just some bloke down the pub said so,

(re your other wild generalisation are you aware that it is Universal Credit and not "universal pay" and that it replaces a number of existing benefits and is not an additional benefit)
[quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: known some of them through friends of friends its amazing how blatant people are on social media. thats the thing some people know exactly what they can squeeze out. look at universal credit one of the test areas found 12 properties with an average of 4.8 people claiming for the same place. Instead of cutting the fraud unit double it and save pennies and scrap the universal pay. Its ironic how people can use human rights and privacy rules to get out of fraud cases as well.[/p][/quote]From one bit of Daily Mail reading, not bases on fact, nonsense to another - you really are on a roll. Pray tell how many of these cases happen? ..and not just some bloke down the pub said so, (re your other wild generalisation are you aware that it is Universal Credit and not "universal pay" and that it replaces a number of existing benefits and is not an additional benefit) Nick Tessla
  • Score: 0

7:35am Wed 5 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

CORRECTED

From one bit of Daily Mail type, not bases on fact, nonsense to another - you really are on a roll.

Pray tell how many of these cases happen, if any at all?

..and not just based on some bloke down the pub said so,

(re your other wild generalisation are you aware that it is Universal Credit and not "universal pay" and that it replaces a number of existing benefits and is not an additional benefit)
CORRECTED From one bit of Daily Mail type, not bases on fact, nonsense to another - you really are on a roll. Pray tell how many of these cases happen, if any at all? ..and not just based on some bloke down the pub said so, (re your other wild generalisation are you aware that it is Universal Credit and not "universal pay" and that it replaces a number of existing benefits and is not an additional benefit) Nick Tessla
  • Score: -1

8:29am Wed 5 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

local man wrote:
fedster wrote:
no x amount of any benefits due will be deducted.

what gets me is the amount of people on welfare using ebay facebook (buy it sell it sites)

to rent out luxury caravans on big parks in uk.

how the hell can someone on benefits afford a 30 k caravan and put it on a site that cost from 1200 to 3000 a year.

its these tiny amount of people that screw it up for those who truly need the benefits at time to time.
How do you know the owners are all on benefits ?

If they are then either we are paying them WHHEEEYYYY too much or they are on the fiddle. Its the basket of all the different benefits that get me, just because someone qualifies for one thing suddenly they are getting council tax benefit, free school meals, housing benefit etc !
Hardly surprising that someone on JSA or income Support MAY BE (not is, but may be) entitled to other benefits, that are dependent on income and savings. It would seem rather bizarre if that weren't the case.

And don't forget that the vast majority of people in receipt of benefits are those in work and pensioners (the latter of which get many non means tested benefits)
[quote][p][bold]local man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: no x amount of any benefits due will be deducted. what gets me is the amount of people on welfare using ebay facebook (buy it sell it sites) to rent out luxury caravans on big parks in uk. how the hell can someone on benefits afford a 30 k caravan and put it on a site that cost from 1200 to 3000 a year. its these tiny amount of people that screw it up for those who truly need the benefits at time to time.[/p][/quote]How do you know the owners are all on benefits ? If they are then either we are paying them WHHEEEYYYY too much or they are on the fiddle. Its the basket of all the different benefits that get me, just because someone qualifies for one thing suddenly they are getting council tax benefit, free school meals, housing benefit etc ![/p][/quote]Hardly surprising that someone on JSA or income Support MAY BE (not is, but may be) entitled to other benefits, that are dependent on income and savings. It would seem rather bizarre if that weren't the case. And don't forget that the vast majority of people in receipt of benefits are those in work and pensioners (the latter of which get many non means tested benefits) Nick Tessla
  • Score: -1

5:03pm Wed 5 Mar 14

fedster says...

ok nick just for you sweet heart

cheshire is one of only a handful of counties that employs its own fraud squad and does not hand out the contract to averta and other such companies.

the average work load is 1 case per worker per week (extensions can be asked for and given) if the case is big

so on average 10 case per month are being sent for review (those who have had lets say more than 5,000 pound in benefits are send upstairs)

we shall call them the glory mob for now.

if its less then the person is bought in and interviewed (in other words a shot across the bow) and then loose benefits they where fraudulently claiming, if they are still entitled to others (BY law) they will loose a % of them to pay back what they owe.

once it goes up stairs they are the few you see in the papers.

most of the staff work their guts out as well and never get a single thanks.
ok nick just for you sweet heart cheshire is one of only a handful of counties that employs its own fraud squad and does not hand out the contract to averta and other such companies. the average work load is 1 case per worker per week (extensions can be asked for and given) if the case is big so on average 10 case per month are being sent for review (those who have had lets say more than 5,000 pound in benefits are send upstairs) we shall call them the glory mob for now. if its less then the person is bought in and interviewed (in other words a shot across the bow) and then loose benefits they where fraudulently claiming, if they are still entitled to others (BY law) they will loose a % of them to pay back what they owe. once it goes up stairs they are the few you see in the papers. most of the staff work their guts out as well and never get a single thanks. fedster
  • Score: 3

5:04pm Wed 5 Mar 14

fedster says...

yup sorry universal credit*
yup sorry universal credit* fedster
  • Score: 0

5:08pm Wed 5 Mar 14

fedster says...

and fyi am more of a washington post than mail or mirror or sun or times.
and fyi am more of a washington post than mail or mirror or sun or times. fedster
  • Score: -1

5:39pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

fedster wrote:
ok nick just for you sweet heart

cheshire is one of only a handful of counties that employs its own fraud squad and does not hand out the contract to averta and other such companies.

the average work load is 1 case per worker per week (extensions can be asked for and given) if the case is big

so on average 10 case per month are being sent for review (those who have had lets say more than 5,000 pound in benefits are send upstairs)

we shall call them the glory mob for now.

if its less then the person is bought in and interviewed (in other words a shot across the bow) and then loose benefits they where fraudulently claiming, if they are still entitled to others (BY law) they will loose a % of them to pay back what they owe.

once it goes up stairs they are the few you see in the papers.

most of the staff work their guts out as well and never get a single thanks.
None of which is relevant to your comments about Human Rights or privacy.

Washington Post ...and Fox News?
[quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: ok nick just for you sweet heart cheshire is one of only a handful of counties that employs its own fraud squad and does not hand out the contract to averta and other such companies. the average work load is 1 case per worker per week (extensions can be asked for and given) if the case is big so on average 10 case per month are being sent for review (those who have had lets say more than 5,000 pound in benefits are send upstairs) we shall call them the glory mob for now. if its less then the person is bought in and interviewed (in other words a shot across the bow) and then loose benefits they where fraudulently claiming, if they are still entitled to others (BY law) they will loose a % of them to pay back what they owe. once it goes up stairs they are the few you see in the papers. most of the staff work their guts out as well and never get a single thanks.[/p][/quote]None of which is relevant to your comments about Human Rights or privacy. Washington Post ...and Fox News? Nick Tessla
  • Score: -2

6:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

fedster says...

Don t have a tv in the house

Yup apparently its a breach of privacy now if some one reads posts or gathers information off a social media site to use as evidence, new memo around workplace which means new implementation of training program until some toff sits down and says yeah or neigh on the law
. .

Which to me is like suing the phone company in the old days for putting your number in a directory.

is that what you meant nick ?


also if you so into this who is the most likely to inform on someone claiming anything fraudulently ?
Don t have a tv in the house Yup apparently its a breach of privacy now if some one reads posts or gathers information off a social media site to use as evidence, new memo around workplace which means new implementation of training program until some toff sits down and says yeah or neigh on the law . . Which to me is like suing the phone company in the old days for putting your number in a directory. is that what you meant nick ? also if you so into this who is the most likely to inform on someone claiming anything fraudulently ? fedster
  • Score: -1

10:25am Thu 6 Mar 14

old-codger says...

MAD 4 IT wrote:
how she going to pay the council back? with MONOPOLY MONEY ? !!
£5 per week out of her child tax credits.
[quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: how she going to pay the council back? with MONOPOLY MONEY ? !![/p][/quote]£5 per week out of her child tax credits. old-codger
  • Score: 7

4:16pm Thu 6 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

fedster wrote:
Don t have a tv in the house

Yup apparently its a breach of privacy now if some one reads posts or gathers information off a social media site to use as evidence, new memo around workplace which means new implementation of training program until some toff sits down and says yeah or neigh on the law
. .

Which to me is like suing the phone company in the old days for putting your number in a directory.

is that what you meant nick ?


also if you so into this who is the most likely to inform on someone claiming anything fraudulently ?
You can pick up TV BBC on your computer, pad, phone or what ever you are typing these comments on so buy a licence!
Still Grumpy (and licensed to watch TV)
[quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: Don t have a tv in the house Yup apparently its a breach of privacy now if some one reads posts or gathers information off a social media site to use as evidence, new memo around workplace which means new implementation of training program until some toff sits down and says yeah or neigh on the law . . Which to me is like suing the phone company in the old days for putting your number in a directory. is that what you meant nick ? also if you so into this who is the most likely to inform on someone claiming anything fraudulently ?[/p][/quote]You can pick up TV BBC on your computer, pad, phone or what ever you are typing these comments on so buy a licence! Still Grumpy (and licensed to watch TV) GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -2

11:45am Sat 8 Mar 14

gazhopley says...

Adrian Webster, Warrington Borough Council's benefits manager said: "All benefit theft is crime. There are no exceptions and that is why the council is determined to bring fraudsters to justice.”

Does that include the benefits that have been defrauded from the people by the DWP with the help of Atos Healthcare? or some of the ever difficult and inhumane sanctions employed by them to con money out of those on JSA?

When the real damage caused by the DWP comes to light, those people who's medical conditions both physical and mental has deteriorated as a direct result of the consequences of the actions of the DWP, those people unfortunately who didn't survive long enough to reach their tribunal. when these people and their families get a chance to put their cases forward, I hope the council will stand by their word.
Adrian Webster, Warrington Borough Council's benefits manager said: "All benefit theft is crime. There are no exceptions and that is why the council is determined to bring fraudsters to justice.” Does that include the benefits that have been defrauded from the people by the DWP with the help of Atos Healthcare? or some of the ever difficult and inhumane sanctions employed by them to con money out of those on JSA? When the real damage caused by the DWP comes to light, those people who's medical conditions both physical and mental has deteriorated as a direct result of the consequences of the actions of the DWP, those people unfortunately who didn't survive long enough to reach their tribunal. when these people and their families get a chance to put their cases forward, I hope the council will stand by their word. gazhopley
  • Score: 0

12:21pm Sat 8 Mar 14

annie1275 says...

old-codger wrote:
MAD 4 IT wrote:
how she going to pay the council back? with MONOPOLY MONEY ? !!
£5 per week out of her child tax credits.
She will have been getting a tidy sum already on child tax credits and child benefit,about £80 per child per week so she should be made to pay a lot more back a week IMO .
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: how she going to pay the council back? with MONOPOLY MONEY ? !![/p][/quote]£5 per week out of her child tax credits.[/p][/quote]She will have been getting a tidy sum already on child tax credits and child benefit,about £80 per child per week so she should be made to pay a lot more back a week IMO . annie1275
  • Score: 7

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